The Galaxy J2 Core could be Samsung's first Android Go smartphone


It looks like Samsung is the next smartphone company to jump on the Android Go bandwagon. The version of Android that's been specifically designed to work on entry-level phones with 1GB RAM or less has been supported by many handset manufacturers lately.

An unannounced Samsung smartphone has been recently spotted at Geekbench and judging by its specs, this could be the South Korean company's first Android Go handset. The device goes by model number SM-J260G and packs just 1GB RAM and a quad-core Exynos 7570 processor.

Another piece of information that suggests this might be Samsung's first Android Go smartphone is the name of the motherboard – “Universal7570_Go.” More importantly, the device runs Android 8.1 Oreo, which wouldn't be possible if not for Android Go.


Rumor has it, the phone will be launched on the market as Samsung Galaxy J2 Core, but we have yet to obtain an official confirmation. If this is indeed an Android Go handset, it should be initially launched in emerging markets, but a global rollout isn't out of the question.

source: Geekbench via SamMobile

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8 Comments

1. Linn_Drum

Posts: 79; Member since: Mar 21, 2018

Coming to India first no doubt.

2. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

I hope it packs necessary features like every essential sensor, a better camera, a good display, a nice battery life (atleast 3000mAH) than this will be a nice competition to Nokia's Go smartphone.

3. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Exynos 7570 is about the only ultra low-end SoC with 14nm processor die. I think RAM is also clocked relatively higher (For a low-end SoC) at 800Mhz which is the best DDR2 Technology has to offer. This is going to be interesting given the fact that Nokia has priced its Nokia 1 with a 28nm Mediatek with RAM clocked at about 600Mhz for an equivalent of 110 USD around here. Oh well...

4. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Another Sammy phone running 32bit Android on a 64bit chip. What are they doing?

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

64-Bit instruction set is only beneficial if the hardware has 4GB or more RAM. Otherwise; you gain... Nothing!

7. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

Really? May I remind you that it's not about x86 and x64, but aarch32 and aarch64?

5. USuck

Posts: 76; Member since: Apr 07, 2018

.....

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